Latin Phrases and Quotes

  1. Ne tentes, aut perfice - Do not attempt, or succeed (Motto on a coat of arms)
  2. Nec ego ipse capio totum, quod sum - Not even I understand everything I am (Augustine)
  3. Nec pluribus impar - Not different from many
  4. Nec plus ultra - Not beyond
  5. Nec quae praeteriit iterum revocabitur unda, nec quae praeterit hora redire potest - Water can not again return up the channel, neither can the past hours
  6. Nec soli impar - Like the sun (Motto of Felipe II)
  7. Nec tecum possum vivere, nec sine te - Neither you, nor I can live without you
  8. Nec temere nec timide - Not afraid not to be feared
  9. Necesse est multos timeat quem multi timent - To which many fear to be afraid (D. Laberius)
  10. Necessitas caret lege - The need of no law
  11. Negative et amplius - Negative and more
  12. Negotiorum gestio - Business management (Legal term)
  13. Negotium populo Romano melius quam otium committi - The Roman people better understand work than pleasure (Apio Claudio)
  14. Nemine contradicente - No one contradicts
  15. Nemine discrepante - No contradiction
  16. Nemo alieno nomine lege agere potest - No one outside (the cause) may act on behalf of the law (Legal term - Domitius Ulpianus - Digest 50,17,123 - )
  17. Nemo auditur propiam turpitudinem alegans - No one should be heard because of his clumsiness (Legal term - No one should argue his own case, because of his clumsiness)
  18. Nemo autem regere potest nisi qui et regi - Besides no one can govern without also being ruled (Seneca)
  19. Nemo certe fuit - Certainly, there was no one
  20. Nemo damnetur sine legale iudicio - No person shall be convicted without a trial (Legal term - the principle of legal right to a trial.)
  21. Nemo dat quod non habet - Nobody gives you what they do not have
  22. Nemo esse iudex in sua causa potest - No one may be judge in its own cause (Legal term)
  23. Nemo est tam stultus quin credat Deum esse - Nobody is so foolish not believe God exists (Augustine)
  24. Nemo gratis mendax - No one is a liar for free (Legal Term that states that a person with no reason to lie is telling the truth - It also means that if someone lies, (s)he is getting something on return for it)
  25. Nemo haeres invictus est - Nobody is against the will of the heir (Legal term)
  26. Nemo in sese tentat descendere - No one tries to descend to the bottom of their own faults (Persius)
  27. Nemo inauditus condemnetur - Not to condemn anyone, without being heard (Legal term - You can not deprive anyone of the right to speak and be heard and listened)
  28. Nemo invitus rem cogitur defendere - Nobody is obliged to defend the thing (Legal term, referring to the object of their interest - 50,17,1,56 Digest)
  29. Nemo iudex in causa propia - No one can be a judge in his own case (No one can be judged by himself. - Thank you: K. Mompalao, Malta)
  30. Nemo jurista nisi bartolista - Nobody is a jurist unless he is a follower of Bartolus (Legal term - Bartolus de Saxoferrato was an author of several works in the school of jurist. Bartolus reached much fame among jurists of the Middle Ages, that they made reference to him in this way)
  31. Nemo liberalis nisi liberatus - Nobody can donate their property without paying their debts (Legal Term - Your debts take precedence and your donation is terminated under the law)
  32. Nemo malus felix - No evil is happy (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
  33. Nemo me impune lacessit - No one hurts me without impunity (Motto of Scotland)
  34. Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit - No mortal is wise at all times (Pliny the Elder)
  35. Nemo nisi mors - Nobody but the death (will separate us) (Inscribed in the wedding ring of the Swedish Queen Katarina Jagellonica)
  36. Nemo plus iuris ad alium tranferre potest, quam ipse habere - No one can convey a larger right, than what he has (Legal term - Domitius Ulpianus - Digest, 50, 17, 54 - )
  37. Nemo potest duobus dominis servire aut enim unum odio habebit et alterum diliget aut unum sustinebit et alterum contemnet non potestis Deo servire et mamonae - No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. (Latin Vulgate Bible - Matthew 6, 24 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  38. Nemo praestat casus fortuitus - Nobody is obliged by a fortuitous event (Legal term )
  39. Nemo provocare, nemo audet offendere quem intellegit superiorem esse, si pugnet - Nobody dares to lead, no one dares to offend those who understands that the fight is over
  40. Nemo repente fit sapiens - No one suddenly becomes wise
  41. Nemo repente fuit turpissimus - No one suddenly becomes bad (Decimus Junius Juvenalis - Satires II, 83)
  42. Nemo sua sorte contentus - Nobody is happy with his own luck
  43. Nemo tenetur edere contra se - Nobody is forced to go against himself (.. to confess to his injury - Legal term)
  44. Nemo vivit in practeritum - Nobody lives in the past tense (Legal term)
  45. Nequaquam - By no means
  46. Neque si Spiritum Sanctum esse audivimus - Neither of us knew that the Holy Spirit existed (Quote of the Athenians to San Pablo)
  47. Nescentia necat - Ignorance kill
  48. Nescio quid agam - I do not know what to do
  49. Nescio quid dicas - I do not understand what you say
  50. Nescio quid tu agas - I do not know what you doing
  51. Nescit vox missa reverti - The words can not return (Horace)
  52. Ni te plus oculis meis amarem - If I did not love you more than my own eyes (Gaius Valerius Catulo, Roman poet, 87-54 a.C.)
  53. Nihil admirare - Nothing to admir
  54. Nihil amatur nisi comprenditur - You do not love what you do not know
  55. Nihil consensui tam contrarium est, quam vis atque metus: quem comprobare contra bonos mores est - There is nothing so contrary to consent as violence and fear, so if a valid consent given, this would be flawed by morality (Legal term - Domitius Ulpianus - Digest, 50, 17, 116 pr -)
  56. Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione - I'm not interested in your stupid superstitions.
  57. Nihil dulcis post Deum laboris fructus - After God, there is nothing sweeter than the fruit of labor
  58. Nihil est in intellectu quod prius non fuerit in sensu - There is nothing in the intellect without first passing through the senses (Philosophical term - you cannot grasp a concept without the assistance of the experience)
  59. Nihil est in vita priore ego imperator romanus fui - That is nothing. In a past life I was Emperor of Rome
  60. Nihil est omnino beatum - Nothing is wholly happ
  61. Nihil est virtute pulchrius - There is nothing more beautiful that virtue (Cicero)
  62. Nihil humani a me alienum puto - Nothing human is foreign to me (I think of others)
  63. Nihil ineptus risu inepto - There is nothing more stupid, than silly laughter
  64. Nihil innovetur - Let nothing new be introduced (Ecclesiastical term - Principle governing the period of "vacant headquarters," or Sede Vacante Nihil Innovetur after the death of a Pope)
  65. Nihil Labore - Nothing to work
  66. Nihil nimis - Nothing with excess (Horace)
  67. Nihil novum sub sole - There is nothing new under the sun (Latin Vulgate Bible - Ecclesiastes 1, 9 )
  68. Nihil obstat - Nothing prevents (Legal Term - Refers to the authorization to conduct certain acts)
  69. Nihil operi Dei praeponatur - Nothing should take precedence in the service of God
  70. Nihil pavendum est tessera hac regali - There is nothing to fear in the shade of royal banners
  71. Nihil prius fide - Nothing in front of the faith (Motto of notaries)
  72. Nihil scio nisi nescio - I only know that I know nothing
  73. Nihil sine Deo - Nothing without God! (Motto of the coat of arms of the German Hohenzollern dynasty, which ruled Germany until 1918, the year of the end of World War I. )
  74. Nihil sine Episcopo - Nothing without the bishop (Motto taught to future priests in seminaries )
  75. Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit - No castle strong enough to resist the money (Cicero)

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